Design Manager (FTC)

Location: London, United Kingdom

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ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.

ONE’s members are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.


The Design Manager is an integral role within the Communication & Content’s Brand team – managing talented designers and leading the day-to-day design work associated with ONE’s visual identity across countries and platforms. Driven by creative thinking and problem solving, they are proactive in finding and designing solutions that help to solve design and brand related requests from across the organization inclusive of campaign needs, internal requests and other brand related partnerships.

They manage a team of 4 (a Junior Designer in London, 2 Senior Designers in Washington DC and Johannesburg, a Creative Consultant in London), evaluating individual design deliverables and overall team performance. They deliver critical constructive feedback where needed and motivate team members throughout the duration of a project. They also work on major campaigns as lead designer.

This is a fixed term position for a 12-month maternity cover reporting to the Senior Creative Manager and will be based in London.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible.


  • Manage ONE’s design team within brand, which is composed of a super talented group of graphic and visual designers
  • Have strong design skills and feel comfortable working and mentoring junior talent, following their professional development
  • Act as a brand representative (internal and external) to monitor project progress from creative development through completion, while anticipating potential problems and overall team needs
  • Come to the table with similar working and management You should be skilled in assessing and finding efficiencies, and enthusiastic about helping us meet the demands of our global teams
  • Work directly and proactively with ONE colleague internationally, attending meetings to understand briefs and responding to requests in a timely manner
  • Ensure efficient and even workflow across the brand team. Support and assist the Senior Creative Manager with strategic approaches to work and team
  • Maintain the progress of brand deliverables, resources and capacity
  • Collaborate across teams proactively
  • Value and champion accessibility and safeguarding
  • Be an excellent designer, communicator and creative thinker. You should be able to lead and contribute often to the brainstorming and conception of creative solutions, as well as crafting creative briefs  with the Senior Creative Manager
  • Help maintain a consistent drum beat within the organization on how we deliver on our brand promise
  • Help identify resources and establish great working relationships with vendors and freelancers across the globe


  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience, preferably in a creative or media agency environment
  • A bachelor’s degree in design is preferred
  • Proven experience in design and tracking project progress
  • An understanding of user-centered design principles is highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly proficient in all Adobe and Creative Suite tools
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Mac products
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Resourceful and able to adapt quickly
  • Remain positive in high pressure and stressful situations
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think critically and independently, applying good judgement in decision making
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
  • Ability to work in the UK


Fluency in English required. Proficiency in French, German, Italian or Dutch highly preferred.


Flexible work environment.


If you are ready to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, please submit a resume and cover letter to this opening at ONE jobs

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We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing (please email [email protected]). ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

We understand that a diversity of strengths, experiences, and backgrounds makes our team stronger. If this position interests you, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you are a great candidate for the role. ONE does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion work and priorities, visit

Due to the number of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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